Ebola: What IS Terrifying

by on October 21, 2014

In which John discusses the ebola outbreaks in the United States, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, and how best to deal with them. Sources and resources below:

This Economist story is a great introduction to where we stand with the epidemic: http://www.economist.com/news/international/21625813-ebola-epidemic-west-africa-poses-catastrophic-threat-region-and-could-yet

The WHO's weekly situation report update: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/136645/1/roadmapupdate17Oct14_eng.pdf?ua=1

Interview with Bill Gates I paraphrased: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/03/bill-gates-ebola-shutting-down-healthcare-system-african-countries

Oxfam expresses concern that ebola could be "the definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation." http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/18/oxfam-call-for-troops-ebola--west-africa-world-health-organisation-accused


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MY FACE ON A BUS

by on October 17, 2014

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In which Hank haphazardly discusses what it's like to have his face plastered on TVs and subway stations and buses and magazines and stuff. In short...he doesn't really feel much...except worried that it is having an overall positive influence.

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A Minor Crisis

by on October 14, 2014

Join the kiva nerdfighter group! http://www.kiva.org/invitedto/nerdfighters/by/johngreen

Preorder the 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska: http://www.penguin.com/book/looking-for-alaska-special-10th-anniversary-edition-by-john-green/9780525428022

Get an AFC Wimbledon kit just like mine: http://wimbledonheritage.co.uk/shop/?fls=1

In which John discusses three things, that quickly become seven, including AFC Wimbledon's stunning and beautiful victories (both IRL and IFIFA), the bank of nerdfighteria's current situation, the tenth anniversary edition of his first novel, Hank's unexpected appearance on his television, and his burgeoning midlife crisis.

You can learn more about the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck (and donate anytime) at http://fightworldsuck.org/

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A Minor Crisis

by on October 14, 2014

Join the kiva nerdfighter group! http://www.kiva.org/invitedto/nerdfighters/by/johngreen

Preorder the 10th Anniversary edition of Looking for Alaska: http://www.penguin.com/book/looking-for-alaska-special-10th-anniversary-edition-by-john-green/9780525428022

Get an AFC Wimbledon kit just like mine: http://wimbledonheritage.co.uk/shop/?fls=1

In which John discusses three things, that quickly become seven, including AFC Wimbledon's stunning and beautiful victories (both IRL and IFIFA), the bank of nerdfighteria's current situation, the tenth anniversary edition of his first novel, Hank's unexpected appearance on his television, and his burgeoning midlife crisis.

You can learn more about the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck (and donate anytime) at http://fightworldsuck.org/

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I Kinda AM Batman

by on October 10, 2014

In which Hank rebuts John's stance on Batman by observing that Batman is not a fantasy of individuals, but a personification of anger and frustration at injustice AND our collective ability to act to make the world better.

And then he proposes his own reason for being frustrated with Batman...because if he (and every other title-card, mass-culture hero) is supposed to personify and thus represent all of us...why do they always represent the same groups over and over and over again?

Project for Awesome compilation album info: http://effyeahnerdfighters.com/post/97666367119/project-for-awesome-nerdfighter-music-compilation

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I Kind of Hate Batman

by on October 7, 2014

In which John reveals why he thinks Batman kind of sucks, both as a billionaire and as a Superhero. A couple edits:

1. Obviously some crime is caused by horrible sociopathic monsters.

2. Bruce Wayne has done SOME constructive stuff for Gotham. Like he built a mass transit system, although it was of course later destroyed. But also, to be fair, Bruce Wayne did many other things for Gotham in some of the comics series, including funding hospitals and schools and the police department. (NOT IN THE MOVIES, THOUGH.)

3. I did not acknowledge the existence of my massive nose zit in this video. That was a mistake, and I apologize for it.

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Hong Kong Protests Explained

by on October 3, 2014

Why won't China let Hong Kong have free elections? Has Hong Kong ever had free elections? What is Hong Kong even? Why can't China just lay off? What's going on here? Why can't the world JUST BE STABLE!?

Thank you to Hong Kong Nerdfighters for helping keep me informed, and my research-helper people who have elected to remain unnamed despite the fact that they are some of the world's foremost experts on China and totally just let me call them and chat.

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Keeping it EVEN REALER

by on September 30, 2014

In which John discusses his overwhelmedness, his confusion, his health, and the priorities of the nerdfighter community. Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey helping us to understand what you guys want us to make, and thanks again to all who helped raise so much money to bring clean water to people in Ethiopia: http://water.org/johngreen

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Keeping it EVEN REALER

by on September 30, 2014

In which John discusses his overwhelmedness, his confusion, his health, and the priorities of the nerdfighter community. Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey helping us to understand what you guys want us to make, and thanks again to all who helped raise so much money to bring clean water to people in Ethiopia: http://water.org/johngreen

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Bill Gates and John Green discuss progress in Ethiopia, designing technologies for poor countries, improving childhood nutrition, the blessings and limitations of capitalism, and Ethiopia's road to achieving middle-income status by 2025. Many thanks to @brandonbrungard for making these videos!

Follow him on Twitter here:
https://www.twitter.com/BrandonBrungard

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